The Circle by Stephen J. Galgon

$18.27
SKU: 9780578538761x

WINNER
2020 NYC Big Book Award: Thriller
GOLD MEDAL
2020 Global Ebook Awards: Suspense Fiction
TOP 100 NOTABLE INDIE
2020 Shelf Unbound: Best Indie Book
SILVER MEDAL
2020 Global Ebook Awards: Thriller Fiction
HONORABLE MENTION
2020 Writers Digest: Genre Fiction
2020 Readers Favorite Awards: General Fiction
FIVE-STAR JUDGES AWARD
2020 Readers Favorite Awards: General Fiction
FINALIST
2020 IAN Book of the Year Awards: Best 1st Novel
2020 National Indie Excellence Awards: General Fiction
2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards: Adult Fiction
SEMI-FINALIST
2020 Kindle Book Review Awards: Mystery/Thriller

 

Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite:
"Galgon checks all the boxes when it comes to creating and keeping the suspense at an all-time high. His characters are captivating. Well-rendered dialogue keeps the pace moving quickly to its logical and deadly conclusion... A real gripper with an intricate and refreshing twist on an old theme."

 

Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges' Comments:
"The Circle is creepy... action-packed and very mysterious... not a story to forget."

 

H.P. Waitt - Author of Band of Shadows: The Scarlet Onyx Saga
"As a novel it has everything a reader could want: deeply developed characters you fall in love with (and characters you hate), a rapidly advancing plot that leaves you on the edge of your seat, and a jaw-dropping twist that even the most seasoned of thriller lovers won't see coming. I enjoyed every minute of it and can't want to see what's next - a sequel cannot come soon enough "

 

- Shanna O'Mara - The Navesink Journal
"The Circle has the rapid progression and intense appeal of the ever-popular Divergent and The Hunger Games, but is laced with enough realism to plant the seed of fear -- or at the very least, mild suspicion -- in any reader now overanalyzing the world outside the book. Galgon brings to life a protagonist we can all root for and pity, a man whose background we can relate to but whose future we can only pray we never see. Highly recommend for any thrill-seeker or mystery lover

 

IMAGINE YOU HAD ALL THE MONEY YOU EVER WANTED at the push of a button. The power to control law enforcement, politicians at the highest levels, the judicial system as a whole. To have what you want when you want it, whatever it is. All you have to do is kill someone . . . before someone kills you.

 

MEMBERS of THE CIRCLE don't have to imagine such a life. They live it. The liberation of being both hunter and hunted. The salvation that comes with such freedom. A chance to feel truly alive. A chance to savor each precious moment. Because in THE CIRCLE any moment could be your last.

 

DOUGLAS GOODWIN isn't rich. He isn't powerful. What could the sacred society of THE CIRCLE possibly want with him-just a regular guy with a regular job leading a regular life? What would drive them to coerce a young man who has always valued integrity over hedonism into their midst? And why would Doug agree to submersion in a world of secrecy and murder? It's unthinkable.

 

THE HARSH REALITY? Doug has been inducted into an institution where friends become enemies overnight, loyalty is a nothing more than a punchline, and conscience is a burden. Where he will be hunted and expected to hunt other members to their death. With no escape from THE CIRCLE's ubiquitous influence and domination.

 

HOW FAR WILL DOUG GO? How much will he sacrifice to preserve his way of life? Will he be swayed by the money, the women, the power? Or will THE CIRCLE consume him, as it has hundreds of others before him, and leave nothing but another nameless corpse in its wake?

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